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Recreational marijuana sales begin in Massachusetts, first on the East Coast

People waited in line for the opening of Cultivate.

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Massachusetts’ first two recreational marijuana dispensaries opened to long lines and lots of buzz.

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A week after seven current and former students alleged that Dartmouth College failed to protect them from a culture of sexual harassment and assault, the case has sparked grass-roots activism.

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Trump pressed to have Justice Department prosecute Comey and Clinton

President Trump told the White House counsel that he wanted to order the Justice Department to bring charges against two of his enemies: Hillary Clinton, and former FBI Director James Comey.

Nancy Pelosi has said she has the votes to become the Speaker of the House when Democrats take control of the chamber in January.

Only half of the House Democrats in New England support Pelosi — so far

Half of the recently elected Democrats from New England — who now occupy every House seat in the region — are so far publicly supporting Nancy Pelosi to serve as their next speaker.

A police photo of the building on University Road in Cambridge outside Harvard Square where Jane Britton lived and was killed. Britton was a Harvard student who was killed in January 1969.

Prosecutors blame serial rapist for 1969 murder of Harvard student Jane Britton

After conducting fresh DNA testing and analysis, Middlesex County prosecutors announced Tuesday they have at last identified Britton’s killer.